Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2020 release)

Book description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Animate choose Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2020 release) from Adobe Press. The 11 project-based step-by-step lessons in this book show users the key techniques for working in Animate. Adobe Animate provides more expressive tools, powerful controls for animation, and robust support for playback across a wide variety of platforms. Create interactive virtual reality immersive environments with VR 360 and VR Panorama documents. Gain advanced control over character animations with layer parenting and AI-driven lip syncing. Learn to create dynamic strokes with the new fluid brush, and work smarter with the revamped Timeline, Tools palette and Properties inspector. Support for SVG, WebGL, HTML5, animated GIFs, and HD video, and seamless collaboration with other designers and with other Adobe applications through Creative Cloud libraries make Adobe Animate the ideal development environment for creative animation and multimedia.

Classroom in a Book is the best-selling series of hands-on software training books designed to help you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Developed by the training experts at Adobe Systems, these books offer complete, self-paced lessons designed to fit your busy schedule and help you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily.

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for students to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as eBook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. And all buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete eBook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Animate
    5. Online content
    6. How to use the lessons
    7. Additional resources
    8. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  8. 1. Getting Acquainted
    1. Starting Adobe Animate and opening a file
    2. Understanding document types and creating a new document
    3. Getting to know the workspace
    4. Working with the Library panel
    5. Understanding the Timeline panel
    6. Using the Properties panel
    7. Using the Tools panel
    8. Adding layer effects
    9. Undoing steps in Animate
    10. Previewing your movie
    11. Modifying the content and Stage
    12. Saving your movie
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  9. 2. Creating Graphics and Text
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding strokes and fills
    3. Creating shapes
    4. Making selections
    5. Editing shapes
    6. Using gradient fills
    7. Using variable-width strokes
    8. Using swatches and tagged swatches
    9. Creating curves
    10. Using transparency to create depth
    11. Being expressive with the Fluid Brush and custom brushes
    12. Creating and editing text
    13. Aligning and distributing objects
    14. About symbols
    15. Creating symbols
    16. Managing symbol instances
    17. Applying filters for special effects
    18. Converting and exporting art
    19. Review questions
    20. Review answers
  10. 3. Animating Symbols
    1. Getting started
    2. About animation
    3. Understanding the project file
    4. Animating position
    5. Changing the pacing and timing
    6. Animating transparency
    7. Animating filters
    8. Animating transformations
    9. Editing multiple frames
    10. Changing the path of the motion
    11. Swapping tween targets
    12. Creating nested animations
    13. Easing
    14. Frame-by-frame animation
    15. Animating 3D motion
    16. Exporting your final movie
    17. Review questions
    18. Review answers
  11. 4. Advanced Motion Tweening
    1. Getting started
    2. About the Motion Editor
    3. Understanding the project file
    4. Adding motion tweens
    5. Editing property curves
    6. Viewing options for the Motion Editor
    7. Copying and pasting curves
    8. Adding complex eases
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  12. 5. Character Animation
    1. Getting started
    2. Layer parenting
    3. Using classic tweens
    4. Making and animating deformations
    5. Graphic symbols for lip-syncing dialogue
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  13. 6. Controlling the Camera
    1. Animating camera moves
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the camera
    4. Creating depth
    5. Attaching layers to the camera for fixed graphics
    6. Exporting your final movie
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  14. 7. Animating Shapes and Using Masks
    1. Getting started
    2. Animating shapes
    3. Understanding the project file
    4. Creating a shape tween
    5. Changing the pace
    6. Adding more shape tweens
    7. Creating a looping animation
    8. Using shape hints
    9. Previewing animations with onion skinning
    10. Animating color
    11. Creating and using masks
    12. Animating the mask and masked layers
    13. Easing a shape tween
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  15. 8. Creating Interactive Navigation
    1. Getting started
    2. About interactive movies
    3. ActionScript and JavaScript
    4. Creating buttons
    5. Preparing the timeline
    6. Creating destination keyframes
    7. Navigating the Actions panel
    8. Adding JavaScript interactivity with the Actions panel wizard
    9. Creating a Home button
    10. Playing animation at the destination
    11. Animated buttons
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  16. 9. Creating Virtual Reality Environments
    1. Getting started
    2. About virtual reality
    3. VR Panorama and VR 360 documents
    4. Creating a texture layer
    5. Creating new scenes
    6. Adding interactivity
    7. Adding graphics and animation
    8. Moving the camera position
    9. Publishing VR projects
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  17. 10. Working with Sound and Video
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding the project file
    3. Using sounds
    4. Understanding video
    5. Using Adobe Media Encoder CC
    6. Understanding encoding options
    7. Playback of external video in your project
    8. Adding a video without playback controls
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  18. 11. Publishing
    1. Understanding publishing
    2. Converting to HTML5 Canvas
    3. Publishing for HTML5
    4. Publishing a desktop application
    5. Publishing to mobile devices
    6. Next steps
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  19. Index
  20. Contributor

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2020 release)
  • Author(s): Russell Chun
  • Release date: February 2020
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780136449454